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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

I'm back. This old, dead, Republican mayor spent some time in America's Finest City, amongst other things and took some days off. Thanks to Walter Moore, Jennifer Solis, Joe B. and Councilman John for keeping things moving.

The day following Mayor Villaraigosa's legislative victory in which he will take over the LAUSD, Monterey Park Mayor Betty Chu today proposed severing ties with the Los Angeles Unified School District and placing one of the city's elementary schools in another district. Chu cited Villaraigosa's "arrogant" attitude as one of the reasons for the move.

Neighborhood Councils are gaining traction in Bagdhad
, working hard to rebuild their war torn community. In the meantime, the LA 32 Neighborhood Council in war torn El Sereno is marshalling troops around supporting seperatist charter school, Academia Semillas Del Pueblo and a potential lawsuit against Disney and KABC radio for their "malicious" broadcasts. Of course having their goons almost plow down journalist Sandy Wells was not malicious. How charming.

Speaking of Neighborhood Councils, the Daily News editorializes that former Department of Neighborhood Empowerment general manager, Greg Nelson, is doing more for the Councils now as a private citizen than he could when he was on the "inside."

LA power broker and mall developer Rick Caruso (yes, the same Rick Caruso who allegedly called Maxine Waters a bitch) is gearing up for another mall war. After building the Grove in the Fairfax District, and winning a fight against the venerable Glendale Galleria to take his concept to that city, he's now duking it out with the massive Westfield company over a planned development in San Gabriel.

Legendary actor Glenn Ford has died at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 90. No immediate cause of death was given, but Ford had been in ill health for a few years following a series of strokes.

Thursday Mayor Villaraigosa will speak at the Black Business Association's reception at the California African American Museum of History.

The City Clowncil is still on vacation. Anyone notice?

El Segundo.net reports on a series of South Bay area establishments busted for selling liquor to minors.

Franklin Avenue recounts the story of one day in 1909 when Los Angeles ran out of ice cream.

53 Comments:

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

NUNEZ, ROMERO, DELEON AND PADILLA MUST WALK THE PLANK IN NOVEMBER.

David Hernandez, are you willing to sail with a pirate crew?

August 30, 2006 10:29 PM  

Blogger Mitch Glaser said:

FYI, Rick Caruso's proposed development is in Arcadia, not San Gabriel.

August 30, 2006 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DONE allows LA32 behave in this manner?

August 30, 2006 11:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What the F*k --who is pirate crew?

August 30, 2006 11:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:29

You do know that Padilla is running against a Libertarian...right? And that there is no Republican in the contest.

I mean...why not just make a movement against Feuer....it will have the same result.

August 30, 2006 11:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:29 moron

August 30, 2006 11:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

REVOLUTION UNDER L.A. NOSES?
Friday, August 25, 2006 - FreeMarketNews.com

Are Los Angeles taxpayers paying for a Mexicans-only school that teaches children to hate the United States? According to a piece by Tom Fitton in Human Events, they are.

Academia Semillos del Pueblo (ASDP) is a charter school partially funded by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Its administration and staff claim its sole purpose is to help disadvantaged Latinos to earn a quality education. However, the story cites a Judicial Watch probe using a California Public Records Act request, which reveals a number of issues. For one, the school's principal, Marcos Aguilar, is allegedly a Mexican revolutionary radical with a checkered activist past. Moreover, ASDP conducts an 8th-grade history class called "A People's history of Expansion and Conflict," described as "A thematic survey of American politics, society, culture, and political economy; Emphasis throughout on the nations the U.S. usurped, invaded, and dominated..."

Major funding has also come from the Mexico-based "reconquista" organization, National Council of La Raza (The Council of The Race), whose stated goal is the reclamation of the Western U.S. as "Aztlan," the former Aztec lands from before the European arrival. The story also notes at least one incident of a local radio news reporter being assaulted while trying to interview Aguilar, and having his tape recorder stolen in the struggle. - ST

Staff Reports - Free-Market News Network

August 30, 2006 11:45 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Ahoy, Captain Jack has some bounty, or as the sots in City Hall call it "booty". I shared this information with a select few earlier this evening and asked that it be passed around like a hot trollop. For those sots in City Hall, that would be a hottie. And we all know there are NO trollops in City Hall!

It appears that the Mayor of Fresno has written to Villabarbosa, asking him how come he wasn't even given the opportunity to walk the plank. Methinks Fresno got the royal shaft up the backside and left off at the same deserted island with Runner, Ashburn, Mountjoy and NO RUM.

I was contemplating asking Fresno if he was willing to sail with a pirate crew, but his bum must be rather sore from the swatting he got at the hands of S'mee Nunez (see my post on yesterday's thread. It's somewhere, but I can't in bloody hell remember where it got posted).

It also appears as though Fresno might be looking to exact some revenge upon Villabarbosa and S'mee Nunez.

Bugger. More pirates. That means less City Hall sots to practice plank walking skills on.

August 30, 2006 11:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cpt Jack
How many moles work as AV's staff?

August 30, 2006 11:49 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

If I told you who I was, 11:40, then you would know who I was. Savvy?

11:42 - I'm aware that there is a Libertarian running against Padilla. The plan is to DENY Padilla the Senate seat and then remove him from the Clowncil. Besides, I thought Libertarians were patriots with powdered white wigs? Am I wrong? Bloody hell, I meant Whig.

And making a movement against Feuer (Er, that sounds rather foul, don't you think?) is a brilliant idea! Hooray! A not-a-sot thought!

11:44 is a City Hall sot, because only sots use words like "moron". I prefer to think of myself as brain cell challenged.

Add two more to the list of people to be let off on that deserted island with Runner, Ashburn, Dick Mountjoy, one City Hall sot and NO RUM. That makes 3 sots thus far.

11:42 gets a round of drinks in his honor.

Dave Hernandez and Steve Sion, are you willing to sail with a pirate crew?

August 31, 2006 12:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jack

Did you recently flee the nation of corruption?

August 31, 2006 12:10 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Moles? A mole is a landbased creature who can't see anything, because they're inserted up someone's bum.

Hmmm....I don't know. I'm guessing this is a trick question, and if it is then I would defer to the definition of a mole written above and say that they are ALL moles.

August 31, 2006 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Listen Sparrow

Listen very closely to what I'm about to say.

No ones fault you got fired. No room for vengeance in Los Angeles.

August 31, 2006 12:15 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

No.

August 31, 2006 12:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red may be Red
Blue may be Blue
At the end of the day
neither one is true.

The Mole

August 31, 2006 12:16 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Fired? Not I. You must be thinking of 11:44.

August 31, 2006 12:20 AM  

Blogger breakfastjack said:

Captain Jack try a Breakfast Jack sometime...

August 31, 2006 12:27 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

A mole is a mole
until it gets caught.
Moles have their uses
unless they are sots.

The weather is changing
make port while you can.
Get your resume ready
and keep it at hand.

I'm just a pirate
with an unknown crew.
If you don't walk the plank now
November will do.


Breakfast Jack - I did and it was better than me mum's own cooking!

August 31, 2006 12:32 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

CITIZEN'S ALERT, Y'ALL:

They quoted City Controller Laura Chick in the newsaper today as saying she was going to audit SOME (that's SOME) of the neighborhood empowerment committes that oversee the neigborhood councils to see how they are spending the $50,000 councilmemebers gets for discretionary purposes.

But, someone just called to ask me if it is true that Mayor Viagraosa told Chick to audit the NCs that speak out AGAINST Term Limit Extentions.

Could this be the favor the Mayor promised City Council to get a their unanymous vote to pass A.B. 1381 along to Senate? (That he would help with THEIR Term Limits Inititative.)

So is Mayor Tony sicking his dogg Laura Chick on Neighborhood Councils who speak out AGAINST term limits extentions? According to the newspaper article today (Daily News, I think), they raise some questions, with the use of the word "SOME."

Please let me know so I can tell my freind who aksed me. They were kinda upset.

p.s. If you look at today's post "Venice Outlaws" -- towards the end, you can watch Rocky Delgadillo present his findings to Council that their "Term Limits attached to Ethics" opens the city up for legal challenges, and a bunch of other good reasons TO VOTE NO ON J: Term Limit Lenghtening and Ethics Reform Ballot Inititative. (That Rocky says, "May actually WEAKEN Ethics.")

Zuma Dogg
www.ZumaDogg.com for all video.

August 31, 2006 3:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

C'mon Dogg, that's vote no on R, not J. You're gonna have to learn to tell ballot measures apart if you're going to be on the Council, yo.

August 31, 2006 8:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Absolute travesty!This audit has to be fabricated.

August 31, 2006 8:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 31, 2006 3:10 AM
Does Chick plan to audit LA32 Neighborhood Council? Money laundering to academiiia town school.

August 31, 2006 8:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Timing is wrong with Laura Chick-N-Shit's audit. Zuma Dogg has it right on the money. She's kissing Antonio's ass again and going after NC's. Dumb bitch.

Rick Caruso is an unbelievable great developer and person. He's also an extremely nice man and I'm glad what he said to that classless bitch Maxine. Rick and his wife are involved with a lot of philantropic work and is on the board of Para Los Ninos and other non profits. He gives a lot of money and time to charities and worthwhile causes. People never hear that side of his story. He was also one of the best police commissioners LA had. Now we're stuck with the racist asshole who doesn't like LAPD, John Mack.

August 31, 2006 8:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Timing is wrong? The whole audit is wrong. Rick is a good man. Why, why, why, why, why, why is CD14 councilman drenched in hate.

August 31, 2006 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Last call for Hernandez and 2nd call for Sion. Are you willing to sail with a pirate crew? More invitations to sail will follow - they will be sent privately.

And good morning to you, Zuma. Please feel free to give us a report on the Fresno documents. It will give the sots in City Hall something to do this morning besides bothering another dear colleague, Puss & Boots.

Ah, the wind is starting to change. John must be nearby.

August 31, 2006 8:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what the fuck is up with all the pirate lingo? who saw Pirates of the Caribbean this past weekend? What a dick.

Zuma Dogg needs to just be himself instead of this act. That's why he gets no respect. What a dick!

Mitch Glaser is actually a pretty smart individual. I've watched his posts on here the past few months and something tells me that he "get's it". All you other idiots are just that. Idiots who like to scream about things but don't take any action. You are the Jesse Jackson's of L.A. All talk and no follow up.

Bitches!

August 31, 2006 8:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio didn't let the people of LA decide on this bill and that is very troubling. I hope LAUSD files the lawsuit.

Idiot politicans who don't know a thing about LA were given the chance to decide for the kids of LA not the parents.

August 31, 2006 8:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The illegals will be out in force again this weekend. Again our tax dollars wasted on public safety, street permits, dept. of transportation, etc. How dare the? I'm sure Antonio, Bimbo Romero, Cedillo and Metrosexual Nunez will all be out there marching wtih them making LA a santuary for illegals.

Thousands to Join Labor Day Rallies
Events include marches in downtown L.A. and Wilmington. Workers will press for immigrant rights and better wages.

August 31, 2006 9:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Slimes kissing Antonio's butt as always that's why they've lost readers. Gotta love the Daily News though because they give both sides.

School transfer
Re "`Big day for Antonio"' (Aug. 30): Now that the mayor has control of the Los Angeles Unified School District, I wonder if he will now send his kids to public schools. I would love to see a reporter ask him that question during the next news conference/photo op. But that's right, reporters don't ask tough questions to Democratic politicians.
- Clovis Kerr
Castaic

New chef onboard
Re "`Big day for Antonio"' (Aug. 30): So Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's bid for greater control over the Los Angeles Unified School District has succeeded. Big deal. There is an old expression that fits this situation perfectly: "You can't make chicken pie out of chicken feathers." As someone who failed the State Bar exam four times, he knows this better than anyone.
- Dick Bank
Los Angeles

August 31, 2006 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sounds like the pirate has some folks in City Hall nervous. Anything that makes the folks in City Hall nervous is fine with me! That includes Zuma Dogg too!

Hey Pirate, I'll sail with you!

August 31, 2006 9:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Villaraigosa a Democrat or Republican? He fooled me.
His actions are from Republican Party handbook.

August 31, 2006 9:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:37 You friggin liar! No one is nervous on my floor. You stupid moron.

August 31, 2006 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEMO TO THE "LA ANTONIA TIMES"

Quotes from scribes in todays fish wrap and follow up thoughts.

"IT's hard to envision a more greased bill that the one Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa rammed through the Legislature to grab power from the LAUSD"

GEORGE "LITTLE RED" SKELTON

Thoughts: For once Skelton is RIGHT ON on how merit took a back seat to the aspirations of "BOSS POLLORAIGOSA" in regards to AB 1381. Sadly for the Taxpayers the "juice" use to leverage this bill is the tax dollors that will be doled out to cover the cost of favors.

"Villaraigosa could take credit for continuing inprovments, but must overcome protential lawsuits and demands on his schedule"

Headline above Scribe Helfand story A18

Thoughts:

It would be nothing new for "BOSS POLLORAIGOSA" to take credit for someone else's hard work. Further no worry in regard to "BOSS POLLO" finding time to attend meetings with the Union and Builders that will line his pockets with Dinero.

"At his carefully Staged victory rally, an ebullient Villaraiagosa offered his own version of what co-operation would mean"

Scribe Howard Blume

Thoughts: Keen observation on how "BOSS POLLORAIGOSA" stage crafts an image that involves willing dupes and lots of buses. By the way, did he take any questions from the press ? I think not.

August 31, 2006 9:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you hear Chu will take district from LAUSD if AV takes control?

August 31, 2006 9:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chu and Jose Huizar's staff are buddies. Check staff out.

August 31, 2006 10:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's see gang bangers are running rampant in this city, graffitti is at an all time high, unions are pissed because Antonio couldn't take the time to meet and resolve the issues, traffic is unbearable, still racial tensions in high schools and will continue when they go back next week, homeless issue is getting worst but Antonio wasn't elected to solve LAUSD he was elected Mayor of this city and we are yet to see what the hell he has done.

August 31, 2006 10:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In the hotsheet you forgot to mention a certain declared candidate for city council has been heard around the capitol that she’s decided not to run and try to pursue a relationship with the lobbyist she has been seeing (when he’s not seeing his wife).

August 31, 2006 10:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

cindy montanez HA!

10:01 But my sidwalk is clean.

Don' dat count?

August 31, 2006 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look, if you have to resort to words like "friggin" and "moron", you aren't nervous. You're pooping diamonds.

August 31, 2006 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Any word how the guys did in court today on term limits? Didn't jason and jeff have to appear to argue the opposition?

August 31, 2006 12:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,

Note just HOW the Baghdad NCs are "gaining traction" however.

". . .a meeting at the Neighborhood Area Council building in Shula where they listened to local community and religious leaders voice their opinions on the most pressing essential services needs."

NOT by trying to pretend to be little city councilmembers themselves, fighting citywide issues and posturing for media.

NOT by trying to file CC agenda items AROUND their our council members backs.

NOT by trying to punish the more broadly elected councilmembers by terming them out (in order to take their place next time).

NOT by spending countless hours OUTSIDE their neighborhoods plotting and planning across town with duplicative, impotent "alliances" and "congresses" while their own elections are failing for lack of outreach.

But by working AT HOME, WITH the city and CD1-15 CMs, among their OWN stakeholders to improve the delivery of services from the city.

That's almost word-for-word what L.A. NCs were created to do... what's wrong with OUR picture, is why (some) NCs here will never gain "traction."

-- NOT a city employee! (and fuck you if you say I am, just to try and shut me up... I WORK for a living!)

August 31, 2006 12:08 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

ZUMA DOGG ON SEAN HANNITY TODAY:
2:50p/PCT, 5:50p/EST
Thanks Sean for having your producer call me today, to be included on your show as heard on 500 radio stations (plus internet) including 790 KABC/Los Angeles to WABC/New York and everywhere in between.

My call, using my "Tom Lebong freindly name" Jeffery from Los Angeles.

I'm glad Sean assured me Arnold won't be giving those drivers licenses and college tuition money to illegals. (Whew! Senate passed the Bills, so that was a close one. Glad Arnold didn't turn into a "Girlie Man" over this one, like he did on A.B. 1381, to get Mayor Viagraosa's Re-election support.)

Zuma Dogg
(go to sean hannity's web site for tation in your area.)

August 31, 2006 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_243154704.html

sounds like jeff and jason won their case and the city backed down. Right on.

August 31, 2006 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great going guys. Will someone post the story of the decision?

Whoever is posting the stuff on NC's sounds very worried the NC's are actually making progress and have a very strong move on grass roots to vote NO on Measure R.

Good for you Zuma Dogg. Keep at it

August 31, 2006 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cumm on Yo
Hannity is on 790 KABC
....
Damm Dogg

August 31, 2006 2:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Judge Orders Ballot Measure Title To Be Changed
(CBS) LOS ANGELES A judge who agreed the title of a ballot measure that would allow City Council members to serve three terms instead of two was misleading, Thursday ordered that the measure be changed.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien directed the city clerk to change Proposition R's title from "Councilmember Limits of Three Terms" to "Lengthening Councilmember Term Limits to Three Terms."

The League of Women Voters is a leading sponsor of Proposition R, which also includes new lobbyist restrictions. The measure on the Nov. 7 ballot is also endorsed by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dan Pasley, a Los Angeles voter, sued the city Aug. 22, claiming the title of the proposition and some of the written arguments in favor of it were false or misleading.

In addition to ordering the title changed, O'Brien ruled that the words "no travel junkets" and "appointed commissioners, board members and high-level employees" should be deleted from the ballot argument in favor of Proposition R.

Both phrases pertained to the part of Proposition R that would change regulations concerning lobbying. O'Brien said the word "junket" is slang and has no legal meaning.
.
"We're very happy the judge acted to clarify the matters," Pasley said outside the courtroom.

In a separate lawsuit filed by Liza White, president of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, the judge also ordered that wording in the anti-Proposition R ballot argument be changed from "written by lobbyists, for lobbyists" to "written by lobbyists."

However, a third lawsuit, filed by West Los Angeles resident Neal A. Donner, is asking that Proposition R be removed from the ballot entirely for improperly addressing two unrelated issues -- term limits and lobbying restrictions.

O'Brien will rule on that lawsuit Wednesday.

August 31, 2006 2:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:08, have you been saying this stuff to the 912 commission? it seems useful. maybe they can remedy those concerns with their recommendations.

August 31, 2006 2:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't care how much money he gives away - Rick Caruso is an ass.

August 31, 2006 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about Abi Zimmerman...Now that's a hottie!!

August 31, 2006 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Donna C said:

Re-thinking Reform
By Donna C.

On the November ballot, in addition to a host of mind-boggling measures and propositions, the voters of Los Angeles will be able to show their support of Lobbying and Ethics Reform, express outrage over previous ethics violations in all branches of government, and exact revenge on the evil Abramoffs of the world. Or will they?

Measure R–or more commonly known as the “City Government Responsibility, Lobbying and Ethics Reform Act”–will appear on the November ballot with several changes to the original draft. One of the changes that appear in the new draft is the word “two” that is crossed out and replaced by the word “three” in bold letters. What is the significance of this? Read on…No person may serve more than two three terms of office as member of the City Council.

Don’t be deceived! This measure is not on the ballot because the voters get to vote on changes to the Ethics Reform Act. The only reason Measure R is on the ballot, is because of the increase in term limits. According to the City Attorneys office, the new proposals to the Ethics Reform Act can be made by a vote of the city council and do not require approval of the voter. The only part of the original charter that needs a vote is the section that stipulates the term limits for the members of the City Council.

So why is measure R on the ballot? Why not have a ballot measure requesting a lengthening of term limits (from 8 to 12 years) that provides the voters with clear reasons and justification for the extension?

Unfortunately these questions are not answered in the text of the new proposal, even though City Attorney Delgadillo made such suggestions in his office’s review of the above measure.

Therefore, we are left to speculate for ourselves. As to the question of why this measure is on the ballot–it seems that our City Council members want to keep their jobs for 4 more years. Why the covert tactics? It is this writer’s opinion that the council members fear a “No” vote if the request is made directly. However, if packaged neatly into a measure that stiffens the restrictions on those evil lobbyists and the corrupt politicians that benefit from their misdeeds–people would surely vote “Yes” to that.

And to add fuel to this speculative fire–is the issue of preferential treatment. It seems curious that a to-be-termed-out City Council member Eric Garcetti is the son of the President of the Ethics Commission Gil Garcetti who was conspicuously absent the day the commission was due to vote on the changes. Such an absence forced the charter back into the hands of the City Council where they voted to place the measure on the November ballot. Once the measure was placed on the ballot, the members of the Ethics Commission were silenced.

Because of the inability of the Ethics Commission to thoroughly review the proposed measure, the decision is now in the hands of the voters. Therefore, we are urging all residents of Los Angeles to vote “No” on Measure R. Please be assured that these proposed changes to the City Government Responsibility, Lobbying and Ethics Reform Act can be made without a “Yes” vote on November 6, 2006. A “No” vote on Measure R prohibits the lengthening of term limits, not the opportunity for Ethics Reform. Please encourage your City Council member to adopt the necessary ethics reforms but tell them you plan to vote “No” on Measure R in November. (For a copy of the amended charter, go to www.termedout.com)

August 31, 2006 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

NUNEZ, ROMERO, DELEON AND PADILLA MUST WALK THE PLANK IN NOVEMBER.

Donna C, are you willing to sail with a pirate crew?

August 31, 2006 4:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where's Waldo? This story needs his attention.

http://edhoax.blogspot.com/

Walter, come back!

September 02, 2006 12:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:11 pm
you left out the part of retroactive from 1992 .

Why was that?

September 03, 2006 3:31 AM  

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